Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Tesla Urn, 2004
'Tesla Urn' is dedicated to the Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla, who made some ground-breaking inventions that are still of importance for us today, especially in the area of electric engineering. In the video, Marina Abramovic holds her hands over the urn that stores the ashes of Tesla (normally kept at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia) in an attempt to absorb their energy.
Welcome to the Balkanization of America.
I only hope that you can wrap your hands around this selection of music, in an attempt to absorb all of its energy.
(You can read more about Marina Abramović here, and see more of her work, here.)
When the Trickster Starts A-Poking (Bordello Kind of Guy)
(Buy: Gogol Bordello/: Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony)
Jupanese Ju Ju
(Buy: Hungry March Band : Critical Brass)
Šiki, šiki baba
(Buy: Kočani Orkestar: Alone At My Wedding)
(Buy: Luminescent Orchestrii: Too Hot To Sleep)
El Zopilote Mojado
(Buy: DeVotchKa: Curse Your Little Heart)
Adir Adrimi (Featuring Victoria Hanna)
Bulgarian Chicks (Featuring V. Tomova. M. Alexiava)
(Buy: Balkan Beat Box: Balkan Beat Box)